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Four ways to save on spooky parties this Halloween

SCREAM if you can’t wait for Halloween.

The run-up to the big weekend is set to be filled with spooky parties, and entertaining can end up frightfully expensive.

Four ways to save on spooky parties this Halloween

But here are ways to save . . . 

INCY WINCY PRICE TAG: Get some A2 card (£1, Hobbycraft) and a marker pen to draw a giant web. Then get the kids to use separate paper to draw their own spiders.

Cut them out, add Blu Tack (£1, The Range) on the back and find a makeshift blindfold. Guests just have to pin the spider on the web and the one closest to the centre wins.

A GREAT MUMMY-SAVER: If you have the space, a mummy-binding contest or race is great fun. Kids love using loo roll, but it’s pricey right now, so consider Hobbycraft white crepe.

Two 24-metre rolls are £2, so give each team a section, which should be plenty. Get the teams to bind the body and legs of one member then go in the garden for a sack race with a difference. Kids can also wrap each other up, with parents awarding prizes for the best mummies.

CARVE OUT A DEAL: This can bring out the competitive side of your party, so watch out. Prep ahead by grabbing a few medium pumpkins from Aldi, 75p each, slice off the tops and scoop out the flesh — for dinners next week.

Then pop the lids back on and ensure everyone has access to marker pens or a Wilko pumpkin carving kit, £1.20. Play it safe and add a battery-powered tea light from The Works, £1 for four, with batteries included. Creepiest face wins.

CHEAP SHOT IN THE DARK: Adults love beer pong. Put cups of booze on a table, divide into teams, then try to lob ping-pong balls into your opponents’ cups. If these land, your opponents drink.



For extra Halloween fun, pour shots of everything from Apple Sourz (now £7.50 per 70cl instead of £8 at Asda) to pickled gherkin juice, 36p per jar at Lidl.

Make it kid-friendly by using different soft drinks and some black and red food dye — Dr Oetker strong food colouring gel is now £1 instead of £1.50 with a Tesco Clubcard.

  •  All prices on page correct at time of going to press. Deals and offers subject to availability.

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